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Ruby Barnes

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I'm an author and a reader. I write dark thrillers - Peril, The Baptist, The Crucible - and read thrillers and literary fiction.

I've pedalled the pushbike of life until the chain fell off. Now living in rural Ireland where the natives are friendly and the weather atrocious, I write crime fiction and thrillers.

Ruby's News is my mail list with freebies, pre-release info and other updates. As a welcome gift each new subscriber can choose a free e-copy of one of my books in their format of choice (epub, mobi, pdf). Go to my blog or http://eepurl.com/iNvvP to subscribe.
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Peril

3.65 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Baptist

3.66 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The New Author

3.68 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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The Crucible (Part 1)

3.68 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Getting Out of Dodge: Peril 2

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Ruby Reviews Elmet by Fiona Mozley


The pandemic has led to excessive home consumption of many things. In our house it’s books (well, maybe one or two other things as well, but we did manage a dry January). I’ve been gorging on crime fiction series and particularly Michael Connolly’s Harry Bosch books, read in order. Last week I had to stop myself and consume something else. On the top bookshelf I found an abandoned cast-off f

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Ruby Barnes Thanks for accepting, Jacqueline ;-)


Jacqueline Rhoades Nice to meet you, Ruby Barnes. Thanks for the invite.


message 15: by Ruby

Ruby Barnes Becca wrote: "Hi, Ruby. Thanks for the friendship! :)"

You're welcome, Becca! ;-]


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Becca Mills Hi, Ruby. Thanks for the friendship! :)


Eyehavenofilter Thanks for accepting my friendship, I'm always looking for different opinions and different books to read, I don't want to get stuck with one genre. So...I'm up for reading anything as long as its well written! Especially about my so-called home country,Cheers.


message 12: by Ruby

Ruby Barnes Latest giveaway - two paperback copies of The Baptist, a psychological thriller. Dark, disturbing, violent and erotic. Great reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.
The Baptist by Ruby Barnes

Giveaway closes 21st June, enter here: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


message 11: by Ruby

Ruby Barnes I'm running a Goodreads giveaway of 1 copy of Peril, a crime thriller.

Peril by Ruby Barnes

Peril is the story of Gerard Mayes, an anti-hero. Men want to be him, women want to redeem him. Ger's story is fiction, but his origins are real - everyday folk living and working in a Dublin city center wracked with organised begging, drug addicts, and violent crime. It's not all leprechauns and shillelaghs in Ireland.

Ger is a slacker. A consumer. He thinks life owes him, takes what he can and goes with the flow. His perspective on life, like that of another famous slacker The Big Lebowski, is sometimes humorous, but the story takes a noir turn when Ger kills a mugger and is held to account for it. All things move toward their end, of that you can be sure.

Contains occasional strong language and peril.

You can enter the giveaway here:
http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...

Cheers
Ruby


message 10: by Ruby

Ruby Barnes I have a giveaway running for The New Author up until May 8th.

Head over to http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho... and enter!

The New Author by Ruby Barnes


Dianna Hardy Thanks for the friends request :)


message 8: by Ruby

Ruby Barnes Midu wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

Thanks for accepting! ;-]


message 7: by Midu

Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


message 6: by Ruby

Ruby Barnes I'd like to share that my crime novel Peril has just come out in paperback on the 'Zon:
http://www.amazon.com/Peril-Ruby-Barn...
Anyone who already has the ebook (17,000 copies out there) can get a discount voucher from me by sending an email to ruby.barnes@marblecitypublishing.com


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Ruby Barnes Douglas wrote: "Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Ruby!
Douglas"


My pleasure, Douglas!


Douglas Wickard Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Ruby!
Douglas


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Ruby Barnes You're welcome, Bridget!


Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friend request, Ruby!


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